Express forward Blake Hayward has made the cut and will play for Team Canada West at the upcoming World Junior A Challenge. Captain Jackson Cressey unfortunately didn't make the team.
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Hayward (98) is in his first full season in the BCHL with the Express. He has 3 goals and 7 points in 29 games this season. This will be his first opportunity to play at the World Junior A challenge which will take place in Coburg and Whitby Ontario from December 13-19. The first game for Team Canada West will be on the 13th vs Czech Republic Click here for schedule
The 22 man roster consists of 9 players from the BCHL, 11 players from the AJHL and 2 from the MJHL.
Express Head Coach and GM Barry Wolff will serve as an assistant coach for Team Canada West. He previously served in that role at the 2010 tournament in Penticton.
Previous Express alumni to take part in the World Junior A Challenge include Kyle Turris, Tyler McNeely, Brodie Reid, Alexander Kerfoot, Brandon Morley and Zach Pryzbek.